September 18th, 2015

CAMPAIGN GOAL BOOSTED TO $1.5 BILLION

SUCCESS DRIVES FUNDRAISING EFFORT FORWARD TO 2019

The singular success of The Campaign for Boston University, which has raised $888 million of its $1 billion goal two years before its scheduled close in 2017, has persuaded the Board of Trustees to boost the campaign’s goal to $1.5 billion and extend its run through 2019.

Scott Nichols, senior vice president for development and alumni relations, says that unlike most campaigns, which begin with a burst of activity and flatten out before picking up again at the end, the momentum of the BU campaign has increased each year, adding more to the total than the year before.

“When we saw that pattern—that the campaign was refusing to slow down—that’s when it became clear that we’ve got a major success on our hands, and what do you do with that?” Nichols says.

Aim higher, of course.

Read more on BU Today, and a hearty thanks to everyone who has donated time and money to The Campaign for Boston University!

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